Term 2 2018-19
Our learning this term
In Term Two, our topic was Coast to Coast - the children enjoyed learning how coastal features are shaped by coastal erosion. Linked to this they also learnt about fossilisation and how fossils are formed. They were able to examine fossils and used their sketching skills to draw them. During our trip to the Natural History Museum in Oxford, the children were able to see a wide variety of fossils from all over the world. They learnt about Evolution and Inheritance and how characteristics are passed down. In Oxford they saw a display which showed the journey of Charles Darwin on HMS Bugle.
In Maths we have focussed on fractions. The children have learnt to add fractions with the same and different demonstrators. They have learnt to multiply and divide fractions and to multiply fractions by whole numbers. We also continued to focus on our arithmetic skills and are continuing to practice long division and multiplication!
In Reading, we have continued to focus on vocabulary and the skills of retrieving information and making inferences and deductions. The children have been practicing using quotes from the text as evidence for their answers. In Writing, the children wrote Newspaper reports based on ‘The Giant’s Necklace’ by Michael Morpurgo. In addition to this, the children read the book ‘Floodland’ by Marus Sedgwick enabling them to write a creative ending for the story.
The children enjoyed planning their class assemblies and performing it to parents. They presented their work in a mature and professional manner and attempted to make their parents do some schoolwork!
All three Year 6 classes will continue to work hard. As we get closer to the SATS we will focus on exam techniques and ensure gaps in their understanding of the curriculum are filled. They will continue to receive weekly homework and we thank you for your continued support with this.